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That enables it to detect variations in the temperature of the CMB as small as a millionth of a degree.
It should be stressed that this was not the only reason why diversification occurred at the time: other epochal changes such as a dramatic surge in Earth’s oxygen levels in air and water reaching near modern levels, as well as ocean cooling, increased nutrient supply in the oceans and predation pressure.The tiny variations in temperature correspond to regions which later gave rise to the structured universe we see today.The maps appear to support the "inflation" theory, which says the universe briefly expanded faster than the speed of light an instant after the Big Bang."Our ultimate goal would be to construct a new model that predicts the anomalies and links them together," said Professor George Efstathiou, another member of the team from Cambridge University. So far, we don't know whether this is possible and what type of new physics might be needed - and that's exciting." Professor John Womersley, chief executive of the Science and Technology Facilities Council, said: "Planck has given us an amazing picture of the very earliest moments of the universe.These results are the culmination of many years of work by UK scientists and engineers supported by STFC.